My husband and I are planning a week-long ski vacation in December. We'll be staying at Ascutney, but we're planning on hitting several resorts in both VT and NH throughout the week. I'm looking for recommendations on must-try places within reasonable driving distance from Killington, Okemo, Sunapee & Ascutney (less than 30 minutes drive would be great, considering we'll be trying to pack in as much ski time as possible during the day). We're trying to keep a reasonable budget but are up for one or two splurge-y meals. Would love to find some local brewpubs and/or gastropubs but we are really up for anything delicious.
I'm also considering a day trip to Burlington . . . is it worth it? If we opt for a rest day, what are the must-eats in Burlington?